Swissvale to pay $100,000 to settle Taser death case
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Swissvale has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Monroeville man who died shortly after being shocked by a Taser used on him by the borough's police in 2008.
Attorneys for the late Andre Thomas' estate will get $53,175, and his mother and daughter will get $46,825, according to court papers describing the settlement of the three-year-old lawsuit.
The Allegheny County medical examiner found that 37-year-old Mr. Thomas died from cocaine intoxication but the family maintained that the cause was the use of a Taser during a confrontation with three police officers.
U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer today approved the dismissal of the case because of the settlement.
First Published June 14, 2012 3:03 pm